With Michael, Elliott and Sharon
Episode #126 - Striking Syria
April 17, 2018 09:17 PM PDT
We continue our discussion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline dispute between AB and BC and Ottawa's involvement. Will Notley really bring out the big guns?
Later we look at the latest developments in the Syrian War; after air strikes from the US, UK, and France, is there really a long-term strategy? Is Assad one of the worst tyrants in recent times?
Finally on #TrumpWatch: continuing to undermine his own administration and a seeming inability to actually confront RussiaEpisode #125 - Pipelines and Panama
April 11, 2018 05:35 PM PDT
We begin with a discussion of the AB government's Bill 9, aimed at preventing harassment at abortion clinics. Is this a political game by the NDP? Is Jason Kenney's abstention from the vote significant?
Later the ongoing saga of the Kinder Morgan pipeline, and Ottawa's role in mediating between Alberta and BC. Where is this all headed?
In #TrumpWatch: conflicts of interest in business dealings in Panama. In the "780" remembering the victims of the Humboldt Broncos tragedy, Mozart's Don Giovanni, and local theatre in YEG!Episode #124 - Tuition Woes and Middle East Troubles
April 03, 2018 09:22 PM PDT
Episode #124 begins with a discussion of tuition increases for international students at the University of Alberta. What are the reasons and what does the responses from those involved mean?
Then looking at the Quebec provincial budget; are the Quebec Liberals poised to win re-election?
Later we look at the recent presidential election in Egypt; have the promises of the Arab Spring been totally erased? Then Benjamin Netanyahu, hard-line Zionist policies and the direction of Israel.Episode #123 - Budget Alberta/Polling Trudeau
March 27, 2018 08:35 PM PDT
On Episode #123, we discuss the latest Alberta Provincial Budget; any surprises? What does the deficit number indicate and should there be a sales tax?
Later discussing confronting racism and responsible online dialogue as well as Justin Trudeau's latest polling numbers? Should the PM be worried?
Finally #TrumpWatch: banning transgender individuals from military service...Episode #122 - Gun Control and Canadian Quiz
March 21, 2018 09:11 PM PDT
We begin by looking at Bill C-71 tabled by the federal government to enhance controls on firearms. What does it say about Canadian gun culture?
Then a new peacekeeping mission in the African nation of Mali; what are the motives and is the Canada of old back?
Later a special quiz created by Michael on Canadian and Albertan politics and history; play along with Sharon and Elliott.
Finally... #TrumpWatch and the 780: Brewing beer in YEG and a fifth Indiana Jones?!Episode #121-Ford Nation and Putin's Power
March 13, 2018 08:07 PM PDT
Episode #121 begins with a look at Doug Ford's leadership victory of the Ontario PC Party. Will this be fortuitous for the party?
Then Alberta's Throne Speech. Is there a clear strategy from the Alberta NDP ahead of the election?
Later Russia's presidential 'election' and Vladimir Putin's Kremlin. What does the poisoning of Sergei Skrupal signal about the Russian state and its democracy?
Finally..... #TrumpWatch: foreign policy, North Korea and inept decision making.Episode #120- Kenney, Jean and Ouellet
March 06, 2018 08:06 PM PST
We begin by discussing Jason Kenney's remarks regarding safe consumption sites; was its tone appropriate? Then saying farewell to Brian Jean as he resigns as an MLA. What will be his legacy in Alberta's political history?
Later a unity crisis in the Bloc Quebecois; can the party survive the next election? Where should the discussion of Quebec sovereignty head?
On #TrumpWatch: Tariffs, potential trade wars and creating enemies all around.Episode #119 - Trudeau's Troubles
February 27, 2018 08:51 PM PST
Discussing the new leader of the Alberta Party Stephen Mandel, and his rise to victory. How will this change the scene in the lead up to next year's election?
Later Justin Trudeau's trip to India; was it an embarrassment or are critics blowing out of proportion? Then the 2018 Budget and some its promises
We also take a look at the Italian election scheduled for March 4. What can be expected?
And of course.... #TrumpWatchEpisode #118 - Ontario PC's/NDP Convention
February 21, 2018 10:17 PM PST
On Episode #118 we discuss the leadership race for the Ontario PC party; is Patrick Brown's re-entry a distraction? Can the party pull together in time for the provincial election?
Later Jagmeet Singh and the NDP. Will there be a shift in the party's stance; what sort of fortunes can we expect for the party before 2019?
Finally on #TrumpWatch: the irresponsible use of Twitter to shift dialogue away.Episode #117 - Boushie Verdict and #TradeWar from BC
February 12, 2018 08:41 PM PST
On Episode # 117, we discuss the legal case of Gerald Stanley and the death of Colten Bushie. Does the verdict indicate a need to look at how the justice system works?
Later a discussion of the ongoing "Trade War" between AB and BC with our special correspondent Jordan Dowler-Coltman!
Finally on #TrumpWatch: disinterest in national security briefings. Is there a danger to this and why?
Michael, Elliott and Sharon debate topics from across Canada that relate to Edmonton
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